Cleaning Flat electric stove tops?


With the new flat top stoves everything that boils over ends up hardening on the surface. What is the best way to deal with that hardened residue? Thanks.
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A bigger pot.
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....and learn to NOT let things boil over.
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I use a single edge razor blade to carefully cut the worst of the burned on residue off. Then I use one of the sponges that has one rough side and the cleaner that's made for cleaning glass-tops.
That and a little elbow grease will get the job done in a hurry.
Freckles
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Davej wrote:

    As others have said, you can remove the bulk with razor blades and cleaners. There are cleaners that are made specifically for this purpose, and it is best to use them before the spill is left for a long time.
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I use a 3M "Dobie" (nylon scrubbing pad) with some Softscrub or stove top cleaner. For any stubborn spots, a safety razor blade.
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I'd stay away from the razor blade as it has the potential to dig in and scratch or gouge the top. Use a heavy duty plastic pot scraper with rounded edges then clean the rest with a mild cleaner.
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I've been using a single edged razor blade to clean excessive burned on spills from my glass stove top for 8 years. No gouges or scratches.
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wrote:

I don't have a flat top stove, but those Mr. Clean Erasers work great on the regular stove.
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wrote:

Yet.
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On Tue 17 Nov 2009 03:51:49a, told us...

I've used a razor blade even longer than that and never caused any damage. A lot has to do with using a low angle and even pressure across the blade.
Another "tool" I've found useful are the "plain" Magic Erasor sponges. Safeway supermarkets have their own brand that are less expensive and have no detergent or gritty additivies. They work well on cleaning any glass surface without damage.
In either case, a good cleaning with a proper flat top cleaning cream is always the final touch, as it polishes and leaves a slick protective film and discourages scratching from sliding pots.
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Scrape off all the thick stuff first with a razor and then spray the rest with oven cleaner. Works great for me in breaking up the burnt stuff.
For mineral deposits (calcium buildup), I use Lime-Away.
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You are dealing with hard glass. Almost anything that will not scratch glass will work.
I use a copper 'scrubby' and 409 plus a bit of razor blade scraping for the 'rim' around the edge. Dunno why that thin, narrow ring gets on there but the scrubby doesn't really touch it. The special cleaners seem a rather expensive way to do it.
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